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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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suggestions on Line-X rocker panel

Been considering considering removing the side chrome trim and have the rockers and fender flares treated will color matched Line-x

hoping for some imput from others on their view and possibly feed back on what i could be looking to do next with the truck

Heres a pic of my truck, let you know what you think of my idea



Stepbars have been removed, black tow mirrors now on the truck, chrome grille and vent visors removed, this is my progressive as this point.

I would appreciate another suggestions you may have for my truck
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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I sm trying to slowly remove all the chrome
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Removing the chrome will look good!
As a cheap alternative you could always use Plastidip till you save up/ or find a permanent solution for the part.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Door handles and surrounding chrome should be easy enough to remove, I'm pretty sure they're just stick on covers.

The chrome rocker panel covers are stuck on with two sided tape as well, but I'll tell you from bitter experience that your plan of shooting them with body coloured Line-x is probably easier.

I had an '09 FX4 with a chrome package...some guy ordered the truck, decided not to take delivery and the deal was too good to pass up.

I took them off using a set of vice grips and a heat gun. Took friggin hours, and you had to be careful with how much heat you used, but I got them off.

Here's what you'll end up with....don't plan on selling them used. lol



As Travis said, there's a lot of guys raving about the result's they get with Plastidip, and it does a nice job.

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Looking forward to seeing your chrome-less (or less-chrome) truck in photos when done.

We bought a sterling-grey FX4 largely because it had less chrome than most other models that met our needs. My wife calls it a "stealth truck".

She also calls it "big" and other things too, but admits she likes to drive it. Not park it, but drive it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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I had the chrome rocker panels on my truck when I bought it. Removing was one of the biggest PITA everrr!. Luckily for me I had a bit of paint come off here and there, Nothing too bad but enough that something had to be done to hide it. After a 1200$ quote from Line X i went plastidippin'!
Some before and afters



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